Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Do you have Paraskavedekatriaphobia?

I sincerely hope not because many people will have trouble even pronouncing para-ska-ve-de-katria-phobia.

It's a very long word for a condition which affects many people - unnecessarily - and in plain, simple English, Paraskavedekatriaphobia is the fear of the number thirteen.

Many people develop this fear because other people tell them that the number thirteen is unlucky. Some apartment buildings or hotels do not have a floor 13 or at least omit any room number with a 13. Some people refuse to travel or even to leave the house on Friday 13th which is interesting because in Spain, I believe the unlucky day is Tuesday 13th.

Like most superstitions, fearing the number 13 is as pointless as worrying because a black cat crosses your path, or finding your cutlery crossed over at the table.

Some people spend their whole life submitting to a fear or a phobia when it can be overcome simply and quickly through safe, natural hypnosis. I have helped countless people to be rid of life-limiting fears and phobias through a quick process which combines with clever NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) so that you are literally talked out of the fear. I did it on myself with self-hypnosis to be rid of my lifelong spider phobia and I am so glad I did. The ugly creepy crawlies no longer induce fear or palpitations. In fact, I am now the one who others ask to remove the unwanted intruders. If I can do that, just think how easily I can remove an irrational fear of the number thirteen.

Do you want to be Paraskavedekatriaphobic or do you want to be free? Contact me today. I help people all over the world via Skype. Find me at

Monday, 3 August 2015

Young Women Smokers Die Unnecessarily

Smoking-related illnesses are not just something people develop in old age. Young women have been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease which can include a variety of diseases including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. These young women had smoked excessively in their teenage years. The symptoms can be as bad as lung cancer and cause breathing problems. About 30,000 people die unnecessarily young every year yet all they had to do was stop smoking.

But how do they give up addiction to nicotine, the most addictive substance on the planet? Many cannot stop just by their own willpower and face cravings and horrible withdrawal symptoms. Some ask the pharmacist for nicotine replacement products eg tablets or chewing gum but still remain addicted to nicotine. Nicotine chewing gum has also been associated with oral cancer. Take your pick - lung disease possibly leading to lung cancer or oral cancer?

What if I told you that smoking can be beaten easily with hypnosis? It's safe, natural and quick, in fact most people stop smoking in just one session and stay stopped. Recently a couple of chain smokers reported that they had not smoked since their single session with me back in 2009 - six years ago!!! One man told me that not only had he stopped smoking immediately but felt like he had never smoked. Hypnosis is really powerful.

The other bit of good news is that I offer smoking cessation the easy way - via Skype in the comfort of your own home. I am an English female hypnotherapist and I want to help you stop smoking just like all the people before you. We simply connect over Skype, I ask you first to complete a short questionnaire about your health and lifestyle then we talk about why you started smoking, why stopping has been so difficult and what are your personal reasons for wanting to stop. Everyone is different but reasons might include: difficulty breathing, reduced stamina, want to try for pregnancy, don't want to smoke around children, health problem caused by smoking, doctor has advised you to stop smoking, signs of early ageing, makes you smell of stale ash, waste of money (literally burning money away) or prefer to spend the money on holidays, hobbies or going out.

There are many reasons to give up and I cannot think of any good reason to keep smoking.

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Friday, 31 July 2015

Well-known Health & Fitness Club Says Don't Tell Members How Gastric Band Hypnosis Can Help Them!

My Health & Fitness Club told me not to tell fellow members about Gastric Band Hypnosis which I offer because it competes with their services!

I'm not competing with the gym, the fitness classes or the swimming & spa. On the contrary, I absolutely recommend that people do regular exercise and preferably something cardio-vascular to give them a healthy heart as well as toning & conditioning for their muscles. When hypnotherapy clients come to me for weight loss, I always recommend they join this particular Health & Fitness Club, whether our local club or one in their area if they are a Skype Hypnosis client.

I was stunned when the manager took me aside. I had overheard one of the hugely obese members in the changing room complaining about how her weight was not changing, even though she regularly attended exercise classes. So I told her briefly about Gastric Band Hypnosis and gave her one of my information leaflets. She showed the leaflet to the manager who is also obese and I was told off.

Gastric Band Hypnosis is a safe, natural and relaxing program of 4 sessions in which the client "undergoes gastric band surgery in a virtual way" ie we pretend s/he is having the operation. As our powerful subconscious mind cannot distinguish between imagined events and reality, it sends the message to the stomach that a gastric band is in place. The client starts to reduce portion size and change eating habits to more healthy ones. Without any effort, the client starts to lose weight and, because this all starts in the powerful subconscious mind, these changes to eating habits are permanent.

One man reported reducing his portion size by one-third overnight. One woman told me how her new 'conscious eating habits' changed the way she ate her lunch at work. My best result so far is a woman of 32 who weighed 24 stone (336 lbs or 152 kg) and lost 7 stone (98 lbs or 44 kg) with Gastric Band Hypnosis. 7 stone!!! Her doctor had told her she was not eligible for a free Gastric Band Surgery in the UK NHS system because her BMI was not high enough. She had to put on more weight before the NHS would fund her £10,000 operation. As she had not worked in two years and was severely depressed, she could not even consider paying for the operation privately. Gastric Band Hypnosis cost a fraction of that amount and did not leave her with scar tissue, bruising, stitches or needing to recover from general anaesthetic. It's an option that might be the answer to losing weight that you need.

I offer Gastric Band Hypnosis for clients local to Portsmouth in Hampshire, UK, or worldwide over Skype Hypnosis. You can find me at English Skype Hypnotist.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Have You Considered Gastric Band Hypnosis as the Safe and Easy Way to Shed Unwanted Weight?

It must really hurt when your 10-year old son calls you "FAT". Sometimes the pounds just pile on day-by-day as your clothes shrink in the washing machine but one day you have to face the truth. It's not your clothes, it's you.

One English Mum hadn't weighed herself in years and was shocked to find her weight had crept up to 15 stone 3 lbs (213 lbs or 96 kg).he It's not just that she was struggling to squeeze into a size 18 in clothes - when you can find clothes in that size - but carrying extra weight is a huge strain on the heart and other vital organs.

Her weight gain started with comfort eating of chocolate during exam periods at university. When she married, she started to serve up huge plates of pasta even though her husband asked her whether she should be eating so much. She made excuses not to take her children swimming, "I couldn't run after them and I daren't take them swimming,” she said. “I daren’t put on a costume. I felt horrible and had to cover up with a towel. I felt like crying whenever we went to the pool and I couldn’t get in. They'd ask if I was taking them swimming and I'd make up excuses and say their dad would take them as he was better at it."

It was her son's words which affected her like a "knife in her heart" and she decided to take action. "He said he liked it because I was cuddly, but I was stunned.” Rather than enrol in the gym and give up after a couple of weeks like most people, she heard about Gastric Band Hypnosis and wondered whether it would work for her.

It sounds obvious but, "A voice infiltrated my subconscious and told me that I should only eat when I was hungry. It also told me I should only eat small portions."

The mum lost five lbs in the first week and more than 5 stone (70 lbs or 31 kg) over 10 months. She slimmed down from dress size 18 to a 10. She says, “I love looking in the mirror now, putting on a dress and thinking 'wow;, which I never did before.”

Gastric Band Hypnosis is a safe,natural and relaxing way to re-program your mind and undo bad eating habits. It could work for you, regardless of your age, weight,BMI or the amount of weight you want to lose.

Antonia Harrison is based in Portsmouth (UK) and is the English Skype Hypnotist who offers Gastric Band Hypnosis over Skype anywhere in the world, in the comfort of your home.

Hypnotherapy Helps Man Overcome Panic Attacks and Agoraphobia

Imagine being scared to leave your own home because of the way you look, fearing taunting and prejudice will bring on panic attacks.

Richard Savage is a chef who suffers from Moebius Syndrome, a rare neurological disorder which paralyses the facial muscles. It can cause respiratory problems, difficulty swallowing, sleep disorders, weak upper body strength, and, as in Mr Savage's case, problems with speech.

He has been taunted all his life and been the victim of prejudice, even being told once he was too "ugly" in a job interview.

Two years ago, he stopped going out of the house, developing panic attacks and Agoraphobia,the fear of open spaces. He said, 'I never left my house. It was terrible. I had to get a doctor's note and wasn't able to work. I have a genetic condition which means I can't move the muscles in my face. It affects my speech. I was never able to fit in with society and at school I was badly bullied. People said I was retarded and ugly. I felt worthless. I became very dejected and withdrew. In my mind, leaving the house was too risky because almost every time I went outside I suffered prejudice.'

Rather than give in to a lifetime of depression, Richard finally turned his life around after having home visits from a cognitive behavioural hypnotherapist. He said:

'A friend suggested I try and get help with my agoraphobia so I had one two-hour session. I was very sceptical but I drifted off naturally, like a good night's sleep. It was like I had gone through a fog and there were no more worries, no more anxiety and no panicking. It is almost like you peel away years of anxiety and that is a big, dramatic change.' He says leaving his house for the first time was 'amazing'. The hypnotherapist who treated him said he came out of the session 'bright eyed and bubbly like a different person'.

This is the power of hypnosis, working with your own subconscious mind to produce results, naturally and safely. Imagine what it could do for you.

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